Emotions got the best of a pair of competitors at the Henderson Tennis Open in Las Vegas over the weekend. Canadian Katherine Sebov and American Alycia Parks got into a confrontation following the conclusion of their match.
Sebov won the match 6-0, 7-6 and Parks wasn't happy about the result. Park could be visibly seen tossing her racket in frustration then when the two met at the net to shake hands, Parks voiced her displeasure and went back at Sebov.
Parks thought Sebov's handshake was very aggressive and Parks even approached the umpire about the manner in which Sebov shook her hand. The umpire was unwilling to issue any penalties and Parks really lost her temper.
Several bystanders attempted to break up what could've turned into a fight once Parks charged at Sebov following the match. It's unclear if there was anything during the match that also contributed to the hostile situation.
Parks did take to social media to defend her action following the match. In addition, she accused Sebov of pushing her twice during the heated exchange of words.
So about this whole video situation after the last point I walked to the net the opponent slapped my hand and squeezed it harder then anyone else with aggression I told the ref what happened if you could see that’s why he climbed down from his chair before we could even shake— Alycia.parks (@alycia91838799) November 8, 2019
After defeating Parks, Sebov defeated Olga Gorvortsova 6-3, 6-2, but fell to Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina in a semifinal match.